This hooded cardigan has been on the needles for so long that I can only call it a labor of love. I picked it up again in October after many months of lingering in my knitting bag. I started this cardigan in January. While I have not been knitting continuously on it – I had my seventeen day affair with Aftur - I have been working on it quite a bit.
Since October, I have finished the back, and have finished 3/4 of the second sleeve. I am trying not to feel bogged down; there are still have the two fronts AND the hood to knit. I hate to admit it, but this is no longer a process knit – it is squarely in the MUST FINISH THIS THING AND GET IT OFF THE NEEDLES category.
Please do not mistake my urgency for dislike of the pattern or the yarn – that is really not the case. I encountered the Street Smart hoodie soon after I learned to knit – four years ago last month – and dreamed about the day that I could have the skill and the patience to make it. And the yarn – so perfect and blue. It is a true joy to knit.
I just want it off my needles before the year is out. That seems like a reasonable goal, right?
Do you have any long-standing unfinished knits?